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Dunblane Crescent, Newcastle upon Tyne

Civil Engineering
  • LocationNewcastle upon Tyne
  • Value£15m
  • ClientKeepmoat Homes
  • ArchitectBlake Hopkinson

Patrick Parsons was appointed to provide civil engineering services for a £15m housing project which will transform a previously derelict site to a high quality residential area; bringing new diverse housing, as well as apprenticeship and training opportunities to the local community.

The new development includes plans for 95 two, three and four-bedroom apartments, houses and bungalows, of which 77 will be for sale.  The other 18 homes will be available for affordable rent to people over 55 years of age.  Additionally, the development will include three five-bedroom apartments with communal facilities for people with learning disabilities or autism.

Patrick Parsons’ civil engineering services on the project included cut and fill analysis, drainage design including SUDS, adopted road design, private road and plot level design and as well as plot foundation and retaining wall design.

Challenges included gaining approval for the drainage scheme between the local water authority and the council’s Lead Local Floor Officer (LLFA) which successfully concluded in the adoption of the main underground drainage and the SUDS features, including the basin and swales.